The new French ambassador, Christophe Lecourtier has arrived

Christophe Lecourtier, former managing director of Business France, new French ambassador to Morocco, replacing Hélène Le Gal, arrived yesterday Monday in Rabat.

It was Arnaud Pescheux, minister-counsellor at the embassy, ​​who tweeted the news on his Twitter page. Christophe Lecourtier, who received approval from the Moroccan authorities on December 6, was welcomed by teams from the French Embassy in Rabat. His arrival comes a few days after the visit to Morocco by the head of French diplomacy

Catherine Colonna who had announced, on the occasion, the recovery ” normal consular activity between France and Morocco. Catherine Colonna had also declared that the French President, Emmanuel Macron, will pay a state visit to Morocco during the first quarter of 2023. The former director general of Business France and former official of the General Directorate of the Treasury, despite his profile resolutely turned towards the financial and the economic, is a great clerk of State in particular in the diplomatic field where he was ambassador of France in Australia and in Serbia.

Christophe Lecourtier is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Saint-Cloud, the Institute of Political Studies (IEP -Sciences Po) in Paris and the National School of Administration (ENA). He led the cabinet of Christine Lagarde, then Minister of Finance. The new French ambassador to Morocco fills a consular vacuum of almost six months. Indeed, Hélène Le Gal had not been in office since September. The latter currently serves France as a French diplomat, Minister Plenipotentiary, Director General for the Middle East and North Africa of the External Action Service of the European Union (EU).

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